On Friday, April 28, 2017, the University of Michigan-Flint’s Super Science Friday will bring nearly six hundred of our area’s 7th and 8th grade students to our campus for a day of interactive science-based workshops taught by faculty and staff. The event’s purpose is two-fold: foster student curiosity and sense of discovery, as well as increase their awareness of the post-secondary opportunities that we provide here at the university.
That day, university faculty will present workshops in engineering, chemistry, biology, fine arts, health sciences, information systems and alternative energy in which participants will be engaged in hands-on experiments or group experiences that require them to apply problem solving strategies to a project. In addition, time will be set aside for a short tour of the campus with attributes of our educational programs and campus being highlighted.
In order to make this day a success, we need our help! Student Volunteers are needed to serve as Class Ambassadors for this interactive day of learning. From 7:45 A.M. to 12:30 P.M., our Student Volunteers will guide groups through the campus, assist with presentations if needed, and help answer questions about our university. Volunteers will be provided event t-shirts and drawstring bags and are invited to join us for continental breakfast in the UCEN and lunch at the Rec Center once the workshop sessions have concluded. Please note that all volunteers should be willing and able to complete a short tour of the UM-Flint campus for our student participants. Additional guidance will be provided on how to provide the campus tour for all volunteers.